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Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

The first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, he settles in London to train as a doctor where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a tortured and masochistic affair. - Publisher
First published in 1915

  

The 229th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. 66th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. 50th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)

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